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Image: Researchers used this chip to analyze the microbes present in whole blood samples (Photo courtesy of UC San Diego)

New Analysis Method Detects Pathogens in Blood Faster and More Accurately by Melting DNA

A new analysis technique offers quicker and more precise pathogen detection in blood samples compared to traditional blood cultures, which are the standard in infection diagnosis. More...
22 Feb 2024
Image: The new sepsis test provides faster and reliable results (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

Rapid Sepsis Test Delivers Two Days Faster Results

Researchers have achieved a diagnostic breakthrough after testing a new way to analyze blood samples for suspected sepsis that provided test results two days earlier than before. More...
19 Feb 2024
mage: Visby Medical currently offers a second generation Sexual Health Test for the three most common STIs in women (Photo courtesy of Visby)

Portable Rapid PCR Diagnostic to Detect Gonorrhea and Antibiotic Susceptibility

A rapid test that aims to identify gonorrhea and also determine its antibiotic susceptibility could allow physicians to treat the condition with greater confidence. More...
14 Feb 2024
Image: CRISPR is combined with nanopore sensing technology to detect whether or not mpox is present in a sample (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

CRISPR Test Diagnoses Mpox Faster Than Lab-Based PCR Method

Current mpox testing requires laboratory equipment and may take hours to yield results. Now, new research suggests a way for faster mpox testing that could be done in any clinic. More...
14 Feb 2024
Image: The D3 Array-UTI detects 26 pathogens and 12 antibiotic resistance gene markers (Photo courtesy of PathogenDx)

Multiplexed PCR Test for Pathogen Detection and Antibiotic Resistance Helps Deliver Rapid UTI Treatment

A novel multiplexed PCR test capable of detecting 26 pathogens and 12 antibiotic resistance gene markers can assist clinicians in administering rapid UTI treatment. More...
09 Feb 2024
Image: Novel approach identifies people at risk of developing TB (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

Novel Approach Can Identify People with Higher Risk of TB Infection

Researchers have introduced an innovative approach to studying the progression of TB from infection to disease, identifying and treating individuals at increased risk who might be missed by existing testing methods. More...
23 Jan 2024
Image: The reliable identification of cultivated germs is essential in clinical bacteriology (Photo courtesy of University Hospital Basel)

New Algorithm Detects and Identifies Novel Bacterial Organisms

A research team has discovered over 30 new bacteria species that had previously eluded identification by conventional lab techniques, some of which are linked to significant clinical infections. More...
19 Jan 2024
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